San Gabriel Valley (includes Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Pomona, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, Walnut, West Covina, and others.)
Local Food Banks
Foothill Unity Center – Monrovia
415 West Chestnut Avenue
Monrovia, CA. 91016
Salvation Army Food Bank – Pomona
490 East LaVerne Avenue, Pomona, CA. 91767
Phone: 909- 623-1579 x201
657 E Arrow Hwy, Glendora, CA 91740
Wednesday / Thursday / 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
1418 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706
Tuesdays 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Village Covenant Food Bank
5607 Barranca Ave, Azusa, CA 91702
Food Bank: Fridays 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
418 N 2nd Ave, Covina, CA 91723
Tuesdays and Fridays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Emergency Resources Association El Monte/South El Monte
10900 Mulhall Avenue El Monte, CA. 91731
Monday - Friday: Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Our Saviour Center Food Pantry
4368 Santa Anita Ave. El Monte, CA 91732
Tuesday and Thursdays: 10 AM - 1 PM
God Provides Ministry Food Bank
2453 Troy Ave South El Monte, CA 91733
Monday – Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
The Benediction - Free Breakfast Burritos for children ages 6-12 years old.
17501 Colima Road, City of Industry
Pick up Monday-Friday 7am-8am
Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, kids 12 and under can eat for free at El Torito Restaurants.
Children and Youth (0-17)
- Free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Household. (For more information, click here!)
- Education: Starting Monday, March 16, students in Pre-K through 12th grade will have the opportunity to access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays. (For more information, click here!)
- FB Group for parents to get support with home learning
- Education: MIND Research Institute is offering no cost access to a free math instructional program for students in grades K-8. (For more information, click here!)
- Education: Scholastic offers free, online learning experiences for kids of all ages. (For more information, click here!)
College Students/Foster Youth
If you are or know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email email@example.com and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition.
Community and Senior Centers Senior Lunch Programs [PDF]
FYI: Effective Monday, March 16th, LA County Department of Parks and Recreation will cancel programs and gatherings larger than 10 people.
Please visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm for benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19 cand also heck out the EDD's Frequently Asked Questions: https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/faqs.htm
For a run-down of labor laws in California, please visit: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-12/coronavirus-labor-law-know-your-rights-california-worker
Paid Family Leave
Paid family leave is available for those who stay home because they need to take care of someone who has contracted the virus (COVID-19) or who has been quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional). Learn how to file a Paid Family Leave Claim HERE.
Disability Benefits/Paid Sick Leave
Disability benefits /paid sick leave are available for those who have actually contracted the virus themselves or who have been exposed to it and are quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional in the case of Disability Benefits). Learn how to file a Disability Insurance Claim HERE.
Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable). The Governor has waived the 1 week wait time and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.
Unfortunately, this benefit is not available to undocumented persons whose hours are reduced or lose their job for reasons related to COVID-19, etc.
SCHOOL CLOSURES: If your child’s school is closed and you have to miss work to care for them. You might qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.
Worker's comp is available for those who are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted Covid-19 while in the regular course of their job (i.e. healthcare workers)
Directly from the Employment Development Department: “Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.
For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.
- Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
- Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
- Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502”
(For more information, click here!)
Resources Based on Type of Employment
- Southern California Energy Responds to COVID-19 Emergency, Suspends Service Disconnections
- Southern California Gas will not disconnect services to customers who can’t pay bills amid coronavirus outbreak
- SPECTRUM Internet- offering 60 days of free wifi for low income families
- Verizon will help customers and small businesses disrupted by impact of coronavirus
- Charter COMCAST - Free Internet Service for Households with Children - to enroll: 844.488.8395
- Los Angeles Department of Water & Power still offering payment plan and suspending utility shut off for March. Please contact your local water company for assistance.
WIC clinics will remain open to the community and will be remotely issuing participants food benefits onto their WIC cards to avoid families from going out given the COVID-19 pandemic. For those families that have not yet gotten the new WIC card and wish to locate the nearest WIC clinic to them please call 323-905-7810 or visit the following website for further guidance and assistance: WIC Centers by City
Where to get tested for COVID-19?
There is no public testing facility available for the COVID-19 test. If you have the flu or believe you have the Coronavirus, health experts are advising against visiting a doctor’s office or an emergency room. Call your health-care provider or a local hospital directly. You have to speak with a provider to get tested. A person must exhibit severe symptoms of respiratory illness, have traveled to an affected area, and/or have made contact with someone known to be infected, according to Los Angeles Public Health Director Barbara. Medical experts advise to continue practicing proper hygiene to protect yourself and others. Learn more at:
California Department of Public Health
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health / Access Center 24/7 Helpline
(562) 651-2549 TDD/TTY
Sliding scale clinics that provide low fee psychotherapy:
Wright Institute Los Angeles (West LA)
11845 W Olympic Blvd #505W
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Maple Center- Beverly Hills (They see kids and adults)
9107 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Southern California Counseling Center (mid city)
5615 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Rose City Counseling Center (Pasadena)
595 E Colorado Blvd #418
Pasadena, CA 91101
If you are concerned about being quarantined in an unsafe home situation or need help, all DV shelter resources are generally available on: domesticshelters.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3223 (TTY)
Mutual Aid and Advocacy Resources Google Doc